The actress, writer and performance artist is a cast member of First Friday Night Live, which goes down Friday, October 1 at 11 p.m. at The Firehouse and on ustream. She's also appearing in Show & Tell: Performance Art at Sweets & Beats during the Grand Avenue Festival Saturday, September 25 at 6 p.m. and Spaceship Phx: Ep. II at the Firehouse Saturday, September 25 at 8 p.m.
What'd you eat for dinner last night? A vegan bean burro's at Conspire. They're a little spicy and very yummy.
Favorite food: Healthy food that's so tasty I forget it's good for me. I have a sweet tooth, and it's easy for me to go overboard on junk.
Least favorite food: Sauerkraut. I only disliked it until I lived in Germany, then I grew to actively despise it.
Favorite dessert: (Artist) Morgan McNally's cupcakes. They're so moist, you wonder how they can stay intact. And the frosting is perfect--luxurious without being too rich.
Favorite thing to cook at home: I'll stir-fry veggies with chicken (and cook a second pan with tofu if there are any vegans eating; I'm allergic to soy) and make brown or jasmine rice.
Favorite memory involving food: When I was growing up, whenever shimasani (my grandma) would visit, she'd make naneeskadi (Navajo tortillas, which are made from the same
dough as fry bread) and blue or yellow corn mush for breakfast.
Recipe or food tip to share: Rinse the rice a few times before cooking it. Sauteing minced ginger root along with onions and garlic adds a wonderful flavor.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.